Item description for Duty Free Murder by Lori Sandys Lapierre...
Overview Author Elsa Mercy wants a second honeymoon with husband, Ran, on a cruise. Instead, she's pursued, threatened, and embroiled in jewelry heists and murder! First in the Vacation Murder Series.
Publishers Description Author Elsa Mercy wants a second honeymoon with husband, Ran, on a cruise. Instead, she's pursued, threatened, and embroiled in jewelry heists and murder First in the Vacation Murder Series
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.98" Width: 9.01" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Nov 17, 2005
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1597815098 ISBN13 9781597815093
Reviews - What do customers think about Duty Free Murder?
Come set sail for murder Oct 24, 2006
Elsa Michaels Mercy has a best selling mystery, and she and her husband Ran decide to take a cruise to celebrate. They want this to be a quiet second honeymoon. They've never been on a cruise before.
They end up paired with some very obnoxious people, and then Elsa is pursued by overzealous fans. They don't feel they have much privacy on this cruise. Then when there is a murder and another jewel theft, she is asked to help find the jewel thief. This puts her in danger more than once.
Can she discover the thief and murderer before they stop her?
This is the first I've read by this author. I really enjoyed this great cozy Christian mystery. I look forward to reading many more by her.
Elsa and Ran are such a wonderful couple and the author has done a great job in creating them. The cruise ship was a fabulous setting for this book. I've never been on a cruise, but I felt like I had by the end of the book. I think she did a wonderful job with the way she described it.
I highly recommend this book.
An excellent beach read or just a lazy good time for a rainy day! Aug 4, 2006
Lori Sandys Lapierre is a young, earnest Christian author from Columbus Ohio who incorporates her religious beliefs into everything she does. She has a degree from the University of Toledo in Public Relations and is happily married with four cats.
Elsa Michaels Mercy and her husband, Ran, are on their first cruise. It doesn't take long for Elsa to be recognized as a new best-selling author, even as they are forced into eating at a table with the most unpleasant dining companions imaginable. There is definitely something strange going on with the cruise line; and when Elsa and Ron are invited to a captain's party, they find that the ship's security team is requesting their help. Elsa tries to demur, but she is repeatedly attacked as the plot thickens:
"He ignored me. 'So what's the real reason you didn't sit with us last night?' he demanded. I believed he was trying to sound menacing, but his words came out in a rather whiny tone. However, he took a step closer to me, which I didn't care for. I inched back, not pleased to have him in my face. My back was now against the wall."
Lapierre's love of travel is apparent in this thorough travelogue/murder mystery. Lori lovingly describes every step of a cruise to the Caribbean, as well as the food and spirit of "spoiling the passengers rotten" that abound on cruise ships. Her characters and descriptions are vivid and entertaining, although Lapierre vigorously voices her preferences in traits she considers pleasing. The murder doesn't actually take place until later in the book, as Lapierre takes her time setting the pace and the background for the first corpse to appear. But if the reader is patient, she more than makes up for her style in an exciting climax and denouement that does not disappoint. DUTY FREE MURDER is an entertaining glimpse at the high life, and anyone who has taken this cruise will not look at Dunns River Falls in Jamaica quite the same way. An excellent beach read or just a lazy good time for a rainy day!
Shelley Glodowski Senior Reviewer
Fun, exciting murder mystery in the Caribbean Dec 8, 2005
This book gives readers a fun taste of travel on a cruise ship, while delivering a solid murder mystery - but without the usual sex and swearing.